When it comes to Valentine’s Day, we often only think about how to make our mates happy, and we rarely think about the kids (even though we think about them more often than not)! Don’t skip them on this holiday of love! There’s many Valentine’s Day ideas for kids out there, how do you know what’s the right one?
When thinking of Valentine’s Day ideas for kids, be sure to take into consideration the most important factors: Age and gender. While girls might be a lot easier, boys will take a lot more though, time, and careful planning. If you have kids of each gender, try your best to make it fair so as to avoid a sibling fight!
Valentines for Kids
Here’s some good Valentine’s Day ideas for kids:
Cute Box of Chocolates: The stores are seemingly flooded with all things chocolate this time of year, so pick up a cute box of chocolates made just for kids! They usually have 6-9 pieces and have some kind of cute picture and Valentine message on the front.
Valentine’s Stuffed Animal: Kids love stuffed animals! Pick one up of a frog with puckered lips, holding a heart that says “I love you!”
Card: Even kids like receiving cards! Make it special and find time to make it by hand, it will be something they can put in a keepsake box and cherish for many years to come!
Decorated Cupcake: Cupcakes are awesome, so how about you stop on over to the bakery around the corner and see what Valentine’s themed ones they have created! They like to get creative and make them look like bears, giant hearts, and even cupid!
Locket: If the gift is for a girl, buy her a nice heart-shaped locket necklace and put a picture of mom and dad inside. She’ll take it with her everywhere!
Conversation Hearts: I don’t know what it is about these little, heart-shaped, chalky candies but kids love them! Make it fun by leaving a trail from their bedroom to the loot, or to a note that starts a scavenger hunt game!
Activity Basket: This is similar to the idea of an Easter basket, but themed for Valentine’s Day instead! Fill it with children’s favorites such as candy, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, craft kits, sidewalk chalk, and anything else you know they love!
Movie night: Kids should learn that this holiday is not about receiving gifts, but rather spending time with the family. Put away the smart phones, pop some popcorn and watch a movie or two together! One of the best gifts anyone can give is the gift of happy memories.
“Date night”: Date nights are not just for the parents anymore! Treat those little lovebugs out for a date night they will ever forget! Use this as an opportunity to teach them about chivalry and how to act appropriately while on a date. Dinner and a movie sounds like a good time!
With all of these Valentine’s Day ideas for kids, you really can’t go wrong. Make them feel like a part of the holiday. Most importantly, make sure they feel loved!